Kent Police is appealing for information after a disabled woman was robbed of her walking frame on the Isle of Sheppey. On 12th July, the victim - a woman in her 60s - was at the bus stop along Minster Road when two men holding cans of lager walked up to her.
They made derogatory comments to her about her disability and as they walked past, one reached out and punched her on the arm, causing her to fall over.
The pair then grabbed her walking frame and ran off with it, running down the road and disappearing down an alleyway.
The woman cut her arm when she fell and was left shocked and distressed.
– Detective Sergeant Martin Carter of Kent Police
This was a revolting act of mindless aggression against a vulnerable lady who cannot walk far without the aid of her frame. To verbally abuse and belittle her is low enough but to knock her down and steal the frame, leaving her helpless on the ground, is truly despicable and I'm sure the entire community shares our disgust. We are following up a number of lines of enquiry in relation to this and would welcome any information from the public.'